Brittany Schmidt joined Action 2 News in August of 2016 as a news reporter. After following her career from Madison all the way to La Crosse, Brittany is happy to finally be back home.
Brittany is a Wisconsin girl through and through—she grew up in the city of Algoma cheering on the Packers every Sunday and enjoys fresh cheese curds any chance she gets. If there is a sports game on—whether it be the Badgers, Packers or Brewers—you will most likely find her yelling at the TV.
After graduating from Algoma High School in 2007, Brittany went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for Journalism. After earning her degree in 2012, she became the morning producer at WKOW-TV in Madison. She says that’s where she truly learned what it means to be a journalist—and she has never looked back.
Brittany went on to become a reporter and weekend anchor at WKBT-TV in La Crosse where she received multiple awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for her investigative work and live on-scene reporting. She also won 1st place for an investigative report from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association in 2016.
Brittany enjoyed her time in Madison and La Crosse, but she always knew she wanted to come back home and she is excited to join the WBAY-TV family. It’s been a few year, but she is quickly remembering everything she loved about the Green Bay area.
Brittany loves anything sports related, a good movie and hanging out with family and friends. She is hoping to add to her family by getting a puppy in the spring, so watch out for a cuteness overload of pictures on her Brittany Schmidt WBAY Facebook Page.